Manual Therapy is a clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific, hands on techniques, including manipulation/mobilization, used by the physical therapist to assess and treat soft tissue injuries and joint structures. Manual Therapy treatment allows the therapist to:
- Modulate pain
- Increase range of motion
- Reduce/eliminate soft tissue inflammation
- Induce relaxation
- Improve contractile and non/contractile tissue repair
- Improve extensibility or stability
- Facilitate movement
- Improve function
- Patients who have acute, sub acute and or chronic musculoskeletal problems will benefit from this hands on evaluation and treatment approach provided by a skilled, licensed, experienced physical therapist.
Manual Therapists are highly trained professionals who understand the mechanical workings of the human body extremely well. They use their knowledge, training and experience to assess and treat patients with a multitude of diagnosis.
The Therapy Network was the first to have a certified Manual Therapist in Virginia. Erik Wijtmans, PT, MTC, co-owner of The Therapy Network became certified in manual therapy in Virginia in 1989 and continues to be a leader in manual therapy within the region.
Talk to your doctor about a referral to The Therapy Network for manual therapy.
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